from natick, massachusetts... ...and our returning champion, a legislative researcher from washington, d.c... the and and now here ishampion, the host of "jeopardy!" -- alex trebek! thank you, johnny. and thank you, ladies and gentlemen. well, now, yesterday on our program, we said goodbye to ben, who walked away with $177,000. he'll be back to play in our tournament of champions. but we replaced him with another bright young man -- mark, with $31,000 and change. so good luck today against toby and ken. and welcome and good luck to you two, also. here we go now into the jeopardy! round, which is the easier of the rounds, and here are the categories.